Cancer

Clinical insights, innovative procedures, and tips for helping to prevent and treat cancer

  • Advances and updates in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

    Advances and updates in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

    New medication and therapies are being developed to mitigate tremors and permanent immobility caused by Parkinson’s disease.

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  • Why I volunteer – Swedish Cancer Institute spotlight

    Why I volunteer – Swedish Cancer Institute spotlight

    A Cancer Education Center volunteer shares why she chooses to volunteer.

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  • The making of a survivor: Give healing the space it needs

    The making of a survivor: Give healing the space it needs

    Survivors are frequently blindsided by the difficult transition from active treatment to life after treatment. Learn some helpful tips from one of our cancer survivorship class facilitators.

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  • Talking with your children about cancer

    Talking with your children about cancer

    Cancer affects the entire family, and telling your children you have cancer is not easy. We are here to help.

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  • HPV and Cancer

    HPV and Cancer

    Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a common sexually transmitted infection. According to the CDC, 80% of people will have an HPV infection at some point in their lifetime.

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  • Screening for Colon Cancer: Is there an alternative to a colonoscopy?

    Screening for Colon Cancer: Is there an alternative to a colonoscopy?

    There is an effective alternative to the standard colonoscopy. It is easy to use and requires no special prep or dietary restrictions. Starting at age 50, routine screening for colorectal cancer...

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  • Great American Smokeout

    Every year on the 3rd Thursday in November smokers across the country participate in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. It is a date to come together and say ‘no’ to tobacco on a...

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  • More Cancer Screenings for Men in Movember

    More Cancer Screenings for Men in Movember

    Movember is about more than facial hair in November. It’s a time to call attention to men’s health, and specifically, the importance of cancer screenings.

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  • Stemming the rising tide of liver cancer cases

    Stemming the rising tide of liver cancer cases

    Liver cancer cases have tripled over the last 40 years. Swedish is working to detect and treat liver cancer earlier.

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  • Wills and estate planning

    Wills and estate planning

    Everyone has a different relationship with the saying “getting your affairs in order.” For people who are planners, sorting out their will and estate planning can feel like a sigh of relief.

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  • Tie blankets for patients - DIY project

    Oncology appointments can, at times, take up a long portion of your day. Do-it-yourself projects, such as tie blankets, may help pass the time while waiting for appointments or recovering from...

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  • SCI spotlight: Art therapy at the Swedish Cancer Institute

    At the Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI), art therapy is a free service and is open to oncology patients and family members. We see people who have just been diagnosed, are in active cancer treatment...

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  • Fighting cancer-related fatigue

    Fighting cancer-related fatigue

    After your cancer treatment, are you feeling extremely exhausted? Are you constantly feeling physically, emotionally and mentally tired? Do you feel like you do not have enough energy to do your...

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  • Benefits of mind-body practices during your healing journey

    Undergoing treatment for cancer may cause physical and emotional burdens. Self-care practices have been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and physical pain.

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  • "A Lucky Life Interrupted," by Tom Brokaw

    Tom Brokaw, an award winning journalist and best-selling author, was diagnosed in 2013 with multiple myeloma.

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  • Hepatitis C and liver disease—should you be concerned?

    Hepatitis C and liver disease—should you be concerned?

    The dramatic increase in death rates from liver cancer are due to a perfect storm of an aging baby boomer population with hepatitis C, the rapid rise in the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver...

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  • 3 surprising ways to get sunburned

    3 surprising ways to get sunburned

    With more people being diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined, it’s no wonder we are all trying to find out how to reduce our risk of sun damage...

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  • 4 ways to stay healthy on road trips

    4 ways to stay healthy on road trips

    How do you plan on keeping fit and maintaining a somewhat normal diet on a road filled with diners, drive-through’s, and zero access to your personal trainer?

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  • Benefits of volunteering or supporting cancer programs

    Benefits of volunteering or supporting cancer programs

    The Swedish Cancer Institute (SCI) works hard to support its patients and families. SCI is a nonprofit and relies on volunteers and donations to keep the doors open. At the end of 2016 Swedish had...

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  • The importance of colorectal cancer screening

    The importance of colorectal cancer screening

    The American Cancer Society (ACS) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have joined together to form a national movement to increase colorectal screening. Their goal is to have 80%...

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